I'm so proud of my bloggers! Every year I see tremendous growth in the blogging abilities of my students. If I give them a challenge, they take it. If I assign them a task, they do it. Their efforts make teaching so much fun.
So, I'm challenging them again this year to show up for the "Slice of LIfe Blogging Challenge." I found this a couple years ago. Thank goodness teachers share. Without the ideas of my colleagues, I would be lost as an educator. When I stumbled upon this challenge, I was hesitant at first. I mean, how many middle school students try to blog every day. Boy was I wrong. Last year multiple students took on the challenge and surpassed me in it. I'm hoping for the same participation this year.
This opportunity, although challenging, is already making headway in our school. Many students have signed on to blog nearly every day for the month of April. More importantly, though, these students have committed to make writing a top priority in their lives!
If you are interested in the "Slice of Life Blogging Challenge," comment below to let us know you'll be doing it with us.
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Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.